Will software test itself in the future? How Artificial Intelligence is changing the testing landscape

Whether you are steering your navigation system in your car by voice recognition or telling your smart speaker at home which song to play, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is behind it all. Machine learning and AI systems have conquered the tech world and drastically influenced our lives. It’s the logical next step that this technology also revolutionises software testing. However, what is already possible with AI in software testing today – also referred to as AI testing – and how will it change this sector in the future?

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I’m Felix and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will introduce you to his or her line of work and share some helpful tips.

This week features our team member Felix Buchner who is responsible for making Testbirds famous in the DACH market as PR and Marketing Manager in the Munich Office.

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The History of the @: From Medieval Monks to the Early Days of the Internet

The chronicle of Constantine Manasses from 1345 including an @-symbol. Source: Wikimedia Commons

In this edition of “terms from the world of IT explained “, I will not talk about a term in particular, but about the history of a sign we all use daily: the at-sign or @. We use it in e-mail-addresses or on social media platforms for our handles, but why is it one of the most important symbols on the internet? Continue reading

How Exploratory Testing Accelerates Agile

Guest blog post by Chelsea Frischknecht, Influencer Relations, Tricentis

It was J. R. R. Tolkien who wrote: ‘Not all those who wander are lost’ and this rings true when it comes to exploratory testing. Many in the industry believe exploratory testing is the future of manual testing – especially for Agile processes. And chances are you’re already doing exploratory testing – whether you call it that or not.

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The history of the “bug”: How insects conquered the world of computers

“Terms from the world of IT explained” is a series of blog posts that explains the origin of common IT terms. We often use them in our daily life, but do we know where they come from?

This first edition of the series is dedicated to the bug. Finding errors – also called functional testing – is an important part of our work here at Testbirds, so this term is very familiar to us. But does an error in software have the same name as a small insect? There are a bunch of funny and interesting stories behind it.

The most famous one – or rather the most famous myth, features the computer pioneer Grace Hopper. Back in 1947, an electromechanical computer in the Computation Library at the University of Harvard had a malfunction. Operators found out that there was a moth trapped in a relay and wrote down in a log book “first actual case of a bug being found” with the dead moth taped to the page.

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